Plaza de Toros de Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Plaza de Toros de Valencia


Plaza de Toros de Valencia, officially Pla莽a de bous de Val猫ncia, is a bullring in Val猫ncia, Spain. It was built between 1850 and 1859 in the neoclassical style, inspired by civil Roman architecture such as the Colosseum in Rome or the Arena of N卯mes (France). It was built by the Valencian architect Sebasti谩n Monle贸n Estell茅s. Its structure is formed by a 48-sided polygon, with 384 external arches. It follows the so-called Neo-Mud茅jar style.

When constructed the bullfighting arena was outside the city walls near the Ruzafa Gate. The architect designed the 17.50 meter-high building with 48 sides. Originally the bullring had an inside diameter of 52 meters, which was later reduced. It is an early example of a building that used cast iron columns that provide remarkable transparency in the boxes. Plaza de Toros is one of the more beautiful bullrings in Spain, with an outside diameter of 108 meters and a capacity of 16,851 seated spectators (also reduced to 12,884 seats later on). These dimensions make it one of the largest bullrings in Spain. As reflected in the media at that time. It was inaugurated on June 20, 1859.

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